Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Snips, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails!

Hello Everyone

Happy Tuesday to you all. I have been busy crafting for a few days - making cards and pressies for my daughter to give to some of her classmates for their birthdays. Who's allowed people to have birthdays just before Christmas when I should be making Christmas cards and pressies, and we've only got 24 days to get ready - scary, scary, scary (LOL!)

The first card I'm showing today is the card Eleri gave to a friend on Sunday. I am entering it in this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is to make a card for a younger boy.

I have used my Ollyfant Autumn 2 set of stamps again, this time the boy - I masked him and then stamped the leaves and toadstool (which is hidden behind the puppy!) - and the puppy has been stuck on with a little spring, so you can bounce him about a bit to make him look like he is juming up! When I've seen the photo, I'm not so happy with my colouring, and I wasn't too sure about the faux buttons, but I didn't have time to be too fussy!! Just before putting the card in it's envelope, I decided to add some faux stitching around the image, which made the card look more finished (but my camera's battery had died so I didn't have time to photograph it again!!). Does anyone else do that - think a card is finished - and then at the last minute, decide to add something else???

Ooohh I nearly forgot!! I used the sketch over on Friday Sketchers this week, so I'm entering this card in that challenge too.

I'm sitting here having a major panic - as I've just realised I have a new baby card commissioned, I wanted to make some jewellery for Christmas presents, and I haven't even started to make the usual photo calendar for my husband's Mum and Dad - crikey, where is the time going - I've also still got lots of presents to buy - now breeeaaaathe!!

Eleri has another joint party to go to after school today, and I'm hoping to post the cards and pressies I made to show you later today or tomorrow, so see you soon!!

Sorry about the long post - I've blabbed a bit!!!!

Love, Andrea xx


debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabby card, love the sweet image.

Tanja said...

Beautiful card! Love what you've done with my sketch!

Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers!

Hugs Tanja